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Soup kitchens and start-ups: Greek bailout era ends

Soup kitchens and start-ups: Greek bailout era ends

Image caption For Dimitris Koumatsioulis the bailout era was all about grimly holding on “We thought about suicide many times”, says Dimitris Koumatsioulis, “because when you reach the edge of a cliff you either fall off or you grip it and hold on.” “But we said no – we struggled, and that’s why we’re still […]

Serie A: Lazio fans call for women to be banned from 'sacred place'

Serie A: Lazio fans call for women to be banned from 'sacred place'

Image copyright AFP Image caption Lazio’s hardcore fans have gained a reputation for violence, racism and anti-Semitism Hardcore fans of Lazio football club in Italy have circulated a letter saying women should be banned from part of the Curva Nord of Rome’s Olympic Stadium. The Lazio ultras have gained a reputation for violence, racism and […]

Italy bridge collapse: Genoa death toll rises to 43

Italy bridge collapse: Genoa death toll rises to 43

Image copyright EPA Image caption Although all those missing are now accounted for, the search is continuing Rescue workers in Italy have found the bodies of three more people in the wreckage of Genoa’s collapsed motorway bridge, bringing the death toll to 43. Three members of the same family recovered from a crushed car on […]

Coptic monks charged with bishop's murder in Egypt

Coptic monks charged with bishop's murder in Egypt

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A bishop was found dead in July at the Monastery Of Saint Macarius The Great Two Coptic Christian monks have been charged with murder in Egypt, after the head of their desert monastery was found dead in a pool of blood. The body of Bishop Epiphanius was discovered on […]

New Zealand politician cycles to hospital to give birth

New Zealand politician cycles to hospital to give birth

Image copyright Julie Genter/Instagram Image caption Ms Genter and her partner cycled to hospital where she would have their first child New Zealand’s minister for women has cycled to hospital to give birth to her first child at 42 weeks. The Green Party’s Julie Genter said she went by bicycle to be induced because “there […]

Plastic pollution: 'Stop flushing contact lenses down the loo'

Plastic pollution: 'Stop flushing contact lenses down the loo'

Image copyright Getty Images Researchers in the US have been investigating the final journeys taken by disposable contact lenses. They found 15-20% of US users simply flick these fiddly lenses down the drain via the bathroom sink or toilet. The Arizona State University study suggests that much of the plastic material then ends up in […]

Ariana Grande breaks down talking about Manchester Arena attack

Ariana Grande breaks down talking about Manchester Arena attack

Image copyright Getty Images Ariana Grande broke down in tears when talking about last year’s Manchester attack and its aftermath. Speaking about her track Get Well Soon, the singer said: “People are permanently affected by this stuff. It changes everything.” A suicide bombing killed 22 people at her concert in May 2017 at the Manchester […]

Australia drought: New South Wales town 'mobbed' by thirsty emus

Australia drought: New South Wales town 'mobbed' by thirsty emus

Image copyright Reuters Image caption At least five emus have been hit by cars in the town of Broken Hill Large numbers of emus have been flocking to an outback mining town in New South Wales as Australia continues to struggle with extreme drought. The flightless birds are desperately searching for food and water in […]

China arrests over Tang Dynasty relic thefts

China arrests over Tang Dynasty relic thefts

Image copyright AFP Image caption Ancient relics have been stolen from a Tang Dynasty burial site, Chinese police say Chinese police have arrested 26 people suspected of stealing relics from an ancient burial site. The gang allegedly seized almost 650 objects, including gold and silver cutlery and jewellery, from the Dulan Tombs, which lie on […]

'Hero' British paraglider killed in Macedonia mid-air crash

'Hero' British paraglider killed in Macedonia mid-air crash

Image copyright Innes Powell Image caption Innes Powell was hailed a hero for risking his life to save another paraglider A “hero” paraglider has died after a mid-air collision with another pilot in Macedonia. Innes Powell, 54, crashed into Ukranian Igor Volov, 56, ahead of the final race of the British Open competition in Krusevo […]